From what I have gathered, and from what I have observed, most horses are kept in a stable, or barn, when they are not out in the pasture. But not all of them!
When we lived in Langley we had two horses, but no stable or pasture, for that matter… so the horses lived in our house. You guessed it… they weren’t the real thing. But pretty close, as you will see.
My husband loved to carve. … and while we were still living in Vancouver where he had a basement to work in, that’s where he spent a lot of his spare time. He loved to carve horses.
One time a TV interviewer asked him how he could carve a horse out of wood? His reply, “ It’s really quite simple. You just cut away everything that doesn’t look like a horse!”
We had a rocking horse in our dining room, which I showed you before. Here it is again so I can answer a couple of questions that arose. The saddle was removable. He made it separately from the rest of the carving.
The tail? That was the real thing! We went to Abbotsford to a place that “put them down” ( sounds better than the real name of the place) and bought it… and washed, and washed and washed it. That was a very big job for my husband!
On another post I will show you some of the rocking horses he made… one for each of our three families.